Sunday, August 10, 2008

Initial Here

No more complaining about work, I promise. This weekend we caught up on sleep and explored Long Island City, which is about 15 blocks south of us (we're in Astoria). What a weird place with it's crammed in luxury highrises full of nobody and empty streets teeming with hip restaurants. I assume they will be soon be marketing the town as the "new Manhattan" or some such ridiculousness, but until then, it'll feel like a really hip ghost town full of soulless shiny buildings and great boutiques.

Today we ventured to the mall, a rare treat when you move out of suburbia. This first necklace looked lovely on a mannequin in Urban Outfitters and it inspired a whole post. It's good to be back.




Urban Outiftters Monogram Necklace, $18









Scrabble Charm by HeistJewelry, $45





Sterling Initial Necklace by Jennifer Zeuner, $220






Art Nouveau Inspired Initial Necklace by IstanbulDesign, $65







Custom Initial Copper Charm by Amy Cornwell, $20









Copper Initial Necklace by Wiyomu, $15







Gold Block Initials (vintage deadstock), $20 at day-lab [only limited letters, but day-lab always has a ton of deadstock initial necklaces, so it's worth a look around the site]






Boleyn Necklace by Wendy Brandes, $300 for sterling silver (also available here in gold)







Sign Language Initial Charms, $5.50 each (pewter) by Talking Hands


And if you have hours to kill, please feel free to click here for the etsy search of "initial necklaces" which I left at page 40, though there were still about 100 pages left to peruse. I had to tear myself away so we could catch up on Project Runway.

17 comments:

WendyB said...

Thanks for the mention. Those sign language pendants really surprised me. Very interesting.

miss vintage love said...

I love jewelery with letters! Gorgeous necklaces...

berryberr said...

U've got an interesting blog!Will be checking it out often!

Stitches & Threads said...

I love the sign language charms. They are awesome!

The Clothes Horse said...

Oooh, pretty! These are so nice. I think it would be cool to buy a different letter for every initial in your name and layer them.
P.S. The necklace hasn't arrived yet, but I'm really looking forward to it!

Sal said...

What a fun selection! I especially like those blocky copper ones. Got mine big letter "S" from curlygirlglass, and ADORE it. And am saving pennies for one of Wendy's beauts. Someday ...

Welcome back, lady.

atelier said...

I love the first necklace! despite I am not fond of letters' jewelry, this one is great!

The Seeker said...

The initial necklaces are cute, but I really like those Sign Language Initial Charms. Very nice and pratical.

xoxo

pistols at dawn said...

I love the idea of a hip ghost town. That's totally going to be Montana's new tourist slogan.

flux de mots said...

The sign language & the scrabble pendants are awesome & I've also seen some really cool ones made of old typewriter keys.

enc said...

I'm glad you're back.

I love initial charms and necklaces.

Jen (MahaloFashion) said...

I love the amy cornwell one, I would want it myself!!

But I like the thought of wearing somebody else's initials like your significant other.

berryberr said...

Lovely blog! Will check back often!

fashion herald said...

keep complaining! Work sucks! Down with 9-5!
and great post, I remember those block letters!

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